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QUOTE: “I love series preaching. I used to try to preach every verse of a particular book, but I would get worn out. There used to be a time with pastors like W.A. Criswell—when people would preach or join his church, and they’d ask ‘When did you become a member of First Church?’ They’d say, ‘Oh, I became a member when he was preaching Leviticus or Daniel.’ I don’t know if the attention span is the same in the culture now. So if I were to preach through a book like 1 Peter, I’d just take selected themes—four, five or six at the most.” —Ralph Douglas West, founding pastor of The Church Without Walls in Houston, on one of the major cultural shifts in recent years that has affected preaching [Preaching, 10/08]

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